Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may already know, Calibre is an open-source book management software, with many interesting features including e-book conversion, e-book viewer, library to ebook reader synchronization and support for the most popular eBook formats, including: ebup, cbz, mobi, fb2 . Being multiplatform, the app works on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.
The latest version available is Calibre 1.7, which has been released a while ago. Among others, it brings visual improvements to the Cover Grid, allows the users to set a new background for the cover grid, from the GUI:Preferences->Look & Feel->Cover Grid, temporary mark the newly added books and many other fixes. For more info, see the changelog.
In this article I will show you how to install Calibre 1.7 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pear OS and Elementary OS. There is no repository available for the latest version of Calibre, but we can easily use the above oneliner, provided by the calibre team:
sudo python -c "import sys; py3 = sys.version_info > 2; u = __import__('urllib.request' if py3 else 'urllib', fromlist=1); exec(u.urlopen('http://status.calibre-ebook.com/linux_installer').read()); main()"